For employers who have been accused of sexual harassment, it is very important to proceed with extreme caution. Specifically, what employers say and do may be used against them if an employee ultimately decides to file a lawsuit. The following are some useful tips employers should consider when faced with a sexual harassment claim:
- Don’t try to get the last word in with potential accusers. Treat them objectively and do not become angry or vengeful towards them.
- Don’t second guess an employee who reports an incident of sexual harassment. Take the information very seriously and advise them that immediate action will be taken to address the situation.